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Khalid Mohamed sacked
Posted/Updated Thursday, Jan 29 22:41:22, 2009
The latest in a string of senior editorial departures is Khalid Mohamed, the senior film critic and writer at Hindustan Times. Mohamed was fired from the post of national culture editor. He had anchored the entertainment pages of the daily from Mumbai and was responsible for the section called HT Cafe.
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Bimal Nepal, a Massachusetts-based photographer, has charged PM Narendra Modi on social media of violating  copyright. On October 21, Mr. Modi’s Facebook page published a modified version of a photograph that apparently Nepal had clicked and posted on his Flickr page in November 2012. In his Facebook post the same day, Nepal called Mr. Modi “one of my greatest heroes”, but went on to add that his “greatest question and concern is - there is no credit for the photographer?!” 
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On 16 October, on the top of the second page of TOI's business section was a curious news item on Sahara attributed to Times News Network. Titled "Sebi fails to find investors, Sahara case drags on",  it was an analysis passing for news, no attribution or quotes. Just TNN's opinion on Sebi's handling of the Sahara case, its failure to find the investors it claims were cheated, and what Sahara Chairman Subrata Roy's prolonged detention will mean for Sahara which employs one lakh people. Inset in this story is another item, dateline Panaji, which says the Goa CM is disturbed at Roy's long detention. 
 
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